One month has passed since the European Championships in Budapest and one month before the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The 58th Sette Colli Trophy - International Swimming Championships falls exactly in the middle. Three days of super swimming, from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June. Formula with direct series, as last year. It starts in the morning at 9.00 am with the slowest series; it continues in the afternoon at 4.15 pm with an intermediate series and from 6.30 pm the fast series live on Rai Sport.
There were many stars in the pool, including Olympic champions Dmitriy Baladin (Kaz), Garcia Mireia Belmonte (Esp), Pernielle Blume (Den), Katinka Hosszu (Hun), Ranomi Kromowidjojo (Ned), Chad Le Clos (RSA), Sarah Sjoestroem (Swe) who was returning after an elbow injury, and international medallists Bruno Fratus (Bra), Anastasia Gorbenko (Isr), Andriy Govorov (Ukr), Femke Heemskerk (Ned), Marco Koch (Ger), Ari-Pekka Liukkonen (Fin), Lisa Mamie (Sui), Etienne Medeiros (Bra), Kistof Milak (Hun), Tira Toussaint (Ned), David Verraszto (Hun) and Therese Alshammar (Swe) who will try to qualify for the seventh Olympics of her career. All the Azzurri are also competing, led by captain Federica Pellegrini and the very young world record holder Benedetta Pilato, but without Gregorio Paltrinieri, who is suffering from mononucleosis.
Credit photo DBM